18 December 2001

Have yourself a very scary Christmas

Vicars want it banned, police warn of its hidden dangers, and charities reckon it can drive us to drink and distraction - why is everybody so down about Christmas?

13 December 2001

Dancing your worries away?

Brendan O'Neill dug out his old school tie to swing his pants with 3000 clubbers at London's School Disco.

10 December 2001

‘It has nothing to do with finding the truth’

Irish political activist Bernadette McAliskey on how the Bloody Sunday Inquiry is like therapy for Derry.

4 December 2001

Peace process gone wrong?

The upsurge in violence between Israel and Palestine is not a deviation from the Middle Eastern process, but a result of it.

23 November 2001

Don't buy it

Buy Nothing Day won't tackle global poverty, but it might annoy Christmas shoppers.

15 November 2001

Hitchens vs Hitchens

Brothers Christopher and Peter disagree on everything from terrorism and the Taliban to secularism and safety - but both would like to see a clash of civilisations.

2 November 2001

spiked-bites, 2 November

What is the true death toll of 11 September?; Seeing possible terrorist targets everywhere.

2 November 2001

Beefing up the debate

How a public health consultant challenged the orthodoxy on mad cows and CJD.

30 October 2001

Ireland after 11 September

How did a terrorist attack on the USA lead to talk of spiritual and moral renewal in Ireland?

19 October 2001

Fighting talk: Claire Rayner and Peter Tatchell

Claire Rayner on how Blair's 'war glee' has frightened the socks off her - and Peter Tatchell on the new restrictions on the 'right to insult and offend'.